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business edidentitior liz mcdonalted. >> does kim jong-un have to follow through on all of his threats to save face? i spray painted the word dork on stewart varny's door for the same reason . what the yoga and easter egg roll and what does jim carrey think of fox news and where i am getting loaded after the show. >> my dressing room. >> hit the margarita or tequilla bottle. >> we'll see you in a bit. we'll welcome our gests. she's so hot. criminal defense attorney reny spencer and i will meet you, too. and polarity was an air horn, it would be comedian joe derosa and recording his new album in the laughing skull in atlanta april 4th through 7th. i hope it is it a great title but it won't. paris is considered a flower pot . so tough he rents himself out as construction equipment. oh, yeah, sitting next to me u.s. army special forces. i am getting scared. terry chapert. that's the first. am telling hr, you will not let him out of here, greg. >> get used to it and he pulled the trigger to make himself look bigger. north korea continue to bluster . concern that north korea kim jong-un is
sanctions. our government condemn would that launch and calling it a provocative move . yesterday kim jong-un signing a order putting the missile units on stand by. his plan naming certain u.s. cities as targets. he said it is in response to the u.s. military flying two stealth bombers. u.s. officials said the test was part of the annual military training exercises that was going on since march 1st and aimed at reassuring the allies we stand ready to protect them. >> north korea said it is the final warning. the state run media broadcasting the young leader's message with a state of war. >> from this time on, the north/south relations will enter into a state of the war and all issues raised between the north and south will be handle would accordingly. the state of neither peace or war has entered in the peninsula. >> the white house said the national security council responding to the belinge rent behavior and releasing a statement. we take these seriously and remain in close contact with the south korea allis and north korea has a long history of threats and today's announcement follows that
dictator, kim jong un, delivering a new ominous warning to the united states. kim said, it is time to, quote, settle accounts with the u.s. impeei imperials. >> he ordered rockets to be put on stand by and revealed what target he has in mind. we have that coming up >>> in rome, pope francis will preside over his first good friday service, being held at st. peter's basilica. during his short time as pope, he has set a different tone than his predecessors. those are live pictures we are looking at coming from the vatican yesterday. he broke holy thursday tradition by washing the feet of a dozen prisoners, including one woman, who happened to be muslim. >> in pakistan, the taliban are claiming responsibility for a deadly suicide bombing near the u.s. consulate today. the attack killed 31 and wounded several others. a suicide bomber on a motorcycle drove up to a security checkpoint and set off 22 points of explosives. >> no one from the consulate was hurt in that bombing. we are going to start with a massive rescue operation that is just now wrapping up off the coast of latvia. had more t
kim jong-un has ordered missile units to attack south korea and the u.s. mainland after american bombers flew trianing missions across south korea. >> he is young, untested, and says he wants to settle scores with american imperialists. he rallied his generals to aim the rockets at u.s. bases in hawaii. north korea is on a war footing, with military parades in pyongyang. news broadcasts are full of theater and threats, 20 this far alone. from turning washington to a lake of fire and cutting military hotlines to south korea. it is an effort to eget washington's attention. they say the bellicose record only deepens the isolation in the u.s. and the u.s. remains committed to its allies, and demonstrated it. fromuclear capables flew missouri to the penninsula of korea. china appealed for calm. nobody believes north korea will launch rockets but a small incident could escalate. >> sergei lavrov saiys unilateral actions could mena it could spiral out of control. he may have meant north korea as much as the u.s. >> the war of words is part of the relationship with washington and pyongya
steam of threats that escalate as menacing statements reach all-time high. the young leder kim jong-un that the korean peninsula is in a state of the war. >> from this time on, north/south relations are entering into a state of war and all issues will be handled accordingly. a state of the neither peace nor woor. >> and they released a photograph of the middle of the night meeting with his staff. targeting the military bases. the large scale map with trajectory planned. it is not believed that they have the missile technology to strike the u.s. man land but capable of tarketing military bases. this meeting comes a day after the u.s. conducted joint military drills with south korea. the decision to send the b-2 bombers was par normal exercises but they are not ignoring the provocative threats. >> when a country said the kinds of things that the dprk is saying we say in response we can and will defend our own nation and allies that that is credible. >> just this morning, the young leader threatened to shut down a manufacturing hub with dozens of plants with north and south korea not far
in the northern capital friday, where tens of thousands turned out in support of north korean leader kim jong-un's call to arms. chanting, death to the u.s. imperialists. kim said earlier that the time had come to, quote, settle accounts with the u.s. this was in response to a u.s. show of force, b-2 bombers in exercises over south korea. kim has also ordered his missiles on standby to strike the u.s., south korea, guam, even hawaii. experts doubt he has the ability to hit u.s. targets, and think it would be pretty suicidal to try. they believe a full-scale conflict is unlikely, but do worry about a more localized provocation, perhaps around disputed waters in the yellow sea. there have been several clashes there in recent years and when i visited the area friday, i found the south most vulnerable islands just ten miles from the north on a high state of alert. the big worry is that a local skirmish or miscalculation could quickly escalate. >> ian, thank you. for more on what this means for u.s. allies here's our nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent, andrea mitchell. andrea? >> thomas, ex
korea, kim jong-un welcomed the troops at the front line with south korea, the communist regime unveiled new threats, including a possible nuclear attack. the u.n. security council pushed back by adopting sanctions. >> reporter: wolf, tensions remain high here on the korean peninsula, following days of aggressive rhetoric from north korea that says it is ready for war. the rogue state, which made the extraordinary threat of a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the united states says it is still willing to nullify the armistice agreement that ended the korean war back in 1953. now once they do that, they begin the exercises which start next week. now no one really knows what it means but there are fears that there could be provocations from pyongyang. this comes in the wake of u.n. sanctions that were voted unanimously by the security council. and with china's support it sends a very strong message that they're also fed up with north korea's belligerent behavior. north korea says they're on high alert and ready for any attack. >> and ambassador susan rice is joining us from the united nat
kim jong-un is just as wedded to the -- does it seem to you as though kim jong- un is just as wedded to the nuclear program as his predecessors? >> perhaps because he needs to prove himself. it is not a positive sign. >> the u.s. senate has voted to proceed with the nomination of john brennan to be the next director of the cia. senate voted 63-34, with republicans choosing to approve brennan. the judiciary committee in the united states senate has backed the first of president obama's proposals to tighten gun control. the democrat-controlled committee approved tougher penalties for firearms traffickers. there will be tougher background checks on people buying guns. the head of kenya's election commission says the problems with counting votes from monday's general election were caused by computer programming errors. he says a software bug in the database multiplied the number of rejected votes by a factor of 8. the latest results give the front runner, uhuru kenyatta, just under 50% of the vote, raising the prospects of a runoff election. a man described as a spokesman and son-in-law
they are certainly on a regional basis. >> doesn't seem to you as though though kim jong-un is just as wedded to the -- does it seem to you as though kim jong- un is just as wedded to the nuclear program as his predecessors? >> perhaps because he needs to prove himself. it is not a positive sign. >> the u.s. senate has voted to proceed with the nomination of john brennan to be the next director of the cia. senate voted 63-34, with republicans choosing to approve brennan. the judiciary committee in the united states senate has backed the first of president obama's proposals to tighten gun control. the democrat-controlled committee approved tougher penalties for firearms traffickers. there will be tougher background checks on people buying guns. the head of kenya's election commission says the problems with counting votes from monday's general election were caused by computer programming errors. he says a software bug in the database multiplied the number of rejected votes by a factor of 8. the latest results give the front runner, uhuru kenyatta just under 50% of the vote raising the prospects
images of dictator kim jong un studying a series of charts allegedly containing plans for a strike on the u.s. mainland. elizabeth pran is live. are we hearing from the white house on this? >> we are. white house announcing a legally coast rhetoric and the threats are more of a familiar pattern. new reports of fighter jets are arriving in south korea for joint exercises, latest demonstration meant to deter from pyongyang. they conducted annual air power drills that did include b-2 stealth bombers. chairman spoke about the country's bullying language this morning. >> i wouldn't be that concerned about them in the mainland u.s. right now or even in the u.s. territory. i think the real threat is to what north korea might be boxing itself into. >> reporter: he went on to say there is no purpose to have direct talks with the leader and staff comparing them to an organized crime family running the territory. >> heather: so kim jong un he has listed a number of other threats. what else is he demanding? >> reporter: the young leader is threatening to close one of the biggest sources of emp
north korean leader kim jong un to stop the provocations. >> rather than threaten to abrogate and threaten to move in some new direction, the world would be better served if he would direct his people and make a decision himself to engage in a legitimate dialogue. >> u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon said he's concerned about what he called provocative rhetoric. >> this year marks the 60th anniversary of the 1953 armistice agreement of the korean war. i reiterate the importance of this critical agreement. >> ban urged north korean officials to build trust that will lead to stability in the korean peninsula. but building trust doesn't seem to be a priority right now for authorities in pyongyang. along with vowing to scrap the armistice, they are also threatening to carry out a nuclear attack on the u.s. the wednesday edition of the ruling party newspaper "rodong sinmun," says north korea has varied and precise means of nuclear attack. it goes on to say authorities would turn not only seoul but also washington into a sea of fire if the united states flaunts its nuclear weapons.
. state tv shows kim jong un visiting units close to the border with south korea. his focus is on a south korean island, a gesture aimed to provoke neighbors and please the north korean people. tensions have heightened since the regime scrap its non- agression pact with south korea and threaten the u.s. with strikes. south koreans are responding with a mix of concern and defiance. the south korean president attended a military swearing in ceremony and praised soldiers for their work. the ministry of defence did not mince words. >> if north korea really were to attack us with a nuclear strike, i can promise one thing -- kim jong un's regime would disappear off the face of the earth. >> the united nations security council voted on thursday to impose tougher sanctions. germany says it is the regular people who suffer. >> international isolation is increasing poverty among ordinary people, and that is why the policies pursued by the north korean leadership are focused against its own people. >> china, which has always defended the country, is also on board with the sanctions. it has called fo
pictures of leader kim jong-un -- the military was doing what it could to turn up the tension. they informed south korea they were cutting off the hot line that connects the two militaries, saying that no words, only arms would work. another statement from the foreign minister was relayed by a newsreader. >> the korean peninsula is now in a touch and go situation due to the nuclear war provocation of the u.s. and south korea. they are entering the final stage of the all-out showdown with the states. >> the foreign minister statement also said a final decision had been reached to take military action. it sounds like a clear threat, but the conditions for doing so have already been met. at the same time, pyongyang is sending a direct message to the un that could be seen as conciliatory. ertainly -- there are no consequences of the hotline cutoff. the line is usually used to coordinate the travel of south koreans every day. south korea said direct lines to the complex were working. south korea's government talks about more engagement, not less, including the possibility of restar
>>> north korean leader kim jong-un has ordered the military to get ready for strikes against u.s. targets. >>> north korea, iran and syria have blocked a u.n. treaty intended to regulate the global arms trade. >>> and an nhk investigation into went went wrong at fukushima daiichi shows they could have avoided one of the melt downs if they had known the inner workings better. >>> welcome to nhk world "newsline." the u.s. secretary of defense says north korea's provocative actions and belligerent tone have ratcheted up the danger on the korean peninsula. chuck hagel said leaders in pyongyang used heated rhetoric for years, but he said people have to understand there's a new reality. >> we will unequivocally defend and we are unequivocally committed to that alliance with south korea as well as our other allies in that region of the world. and we will be prepared. we have to be prepared to deal with any eventuality there. >> hagel said there are a lot of unknowns, but he said u.s. officials have to take every provocative word and action seriously. maidle made the comments hours aft
was crucified. >> kim jong un has ordered north korean market forces on standby to strike the united states and south korea. the u.s. secretary of defense has denounced the provocative action. >> he met with top military leaders and ordered the preparation that to two u.s. stealth bombers flew over south korea. the north korean military has staged a massive rally in support of the operation to prepare for a massive attack. >> thousands accounting "death to the u.s. imperialists cornerman after a call to arms against south korea and the united states. over the border in south korea, many are worried p'yongyang might act on its debts. there's been a string of worrying signs, including the latest nuclear test in february. tendons on the peninsula are high. >> i am nervous. i do not want north korea to talk like that, but we cannot control them. i am afraid they target the u.s. if that happens, we could be attacked, too. >> north korea is taking a strong stance, but they do not think they are going to get anywhere with this behavior. i think they have to come to the negotiating table for talks.
. >> and christians mark good friday, the day they believe jesus christ was crucified. >> kim jong un has ordered north korean market forces on standby to strike the united states and south korea. the u.s. secretary of defense has denounced the provocative action. >> he met with top military leaders and ordered the preparation that to two u.s. stealth bombers flew over south korea. the north korean military has staged a massive rally in support of the operation to prepare for a massive attack. >> thousands accounting "death to the u.s. imperialists cornerman after a call to arms against south korea and the united states. over the border in south korea, many are worried p'yongyang might act on its debts. there's been a string of worrying signs, including the latest nuclear test in february. tendons on the peninsula are high. >> i am nervous. i do not want north korea to talk like that, but we cannot control them. i am afraid they target the u.s. if that happens, we could be attacked, too. >> north korea is taking a strong stance, but they do not think they are going to get anywhere with this behav
" and mara liasson. kim jong-un was quoted on friday as ordering the missile units to be ready to strike the united states and south korea and this photo was released and he met with top north korean generals throwing the direction of the missiles hitting major american cities. bill, what is his game? >> who knows but it is not good. he has murdered and starved millions of their own people, that regime, and proliferated nuclear weapons. who can forget the israeli strike by north korea? if you discount them, saying they are attainable, they can proliferate weapons of mass destruction and iran and north korea have a relationship and north korea is short of cash and they could sell the weapons to terrorist groups so the threat of north korea is very real. >> why are they ratcheting up the tension? >> the explanation is it helps stabilize or secure his situation at home and maybe that is true but the degree to which he has created, he could think high is playing cute games like his father and grandfather and they can pull back at a key moment but south korea and japan are sitting there, they
secretary of defense says u.s. intelligence has been working to determine to what extent kim jong un is in charge. >> there is not much question the military leadership is probably exerting a heavy influence on him. >> this week the nation is reving up its people as kim jong un orders preparations for an ata tack on the united states and south korea. north korea's state run media reports the government is repositioning troops and vehicles from mid range missile launching site to long range base. >> we have to take seriously every provocative word ask action this new, young leader has taken so far. >> the u.s. sent a pair of b 52 bombers from a base in missouri on a practice mission. they're capable of dropping 16 nuclear bombs on impb targets. flights part of a joint exercise and p'yongyang is responding with pictures of kim jong un with report lid attack plans behind them. >> we've talked to china china's credit there is concern about the unpredicability of north korea's leader. >> china continues to send food and fuel and wants to keep north korea in china's realm of influence, but
it entered a state of war with south korea. kim jong-un required rockets are ready to be fired at seoul and american bases. they revealed two nuclear capable b-2 stealth bombers. ian is covering the situation from the south. >> reporter: officials in seoul dismissed the latest outburst of more of the same. it followed a massive rally in the northern capital friday where tens and thousands came out in support of kim jong-un's charge, shouting death to the u.s. imperialists. >> escalating military confrontations would lead to further isolation. here's nbc news chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell. >> he has 8,000 troops poised 40 miles from seoul and the big worry is there could be a mistake. a miscal lags by the north would force the first woman president to retaliate. she has very little flexibility and that would instantly bring the united states into this conflict. >> earlier today north korea threatened to close the industrial complex but that site does remain open. hundreds of south koreans travel there daily. they consider the status of the the best signal of the int
. >> gregg: kim jong-un, the new leader, continues to utter threats and belligerent behavior and going so far as to suggest a preemptive strike against the united states. they're no match for the united states and in fact, they're no match for most nuclear power, so what's he up to? >> in part, it's a form of blackmail, but let's he not understatement the kind of hitler in the bunker mentality in north korea. that's why the threats have to be taken seriously, because that regime is simply not rational in our terms. and let's not forget, also, they have, we believe, chemical and biological weapons as well which are a direct threat to the people of south korea, the other half of the peninsula. i think it's clear, kim jong-un is no reformer, he follows in line with his father and grandfather and the world's only hereditary communist dictatorship, still run by the military, still a threat in northeast asia and because they're an impoverished nation and don't sell anything to anybody, a global threat, too. >> gregg: what should we do? >> well i think the only long-term answer here is the peaceful
with this guy, we have no idea what kim jong un is like at all. i realize that dennis rodman is quite a wild guy and quite an interesting fellow, i might add, but we now have at least we have a communication from rodman to this guy, which is more than we've ever had. >> yeah, the question is, what communication went into rodman and what reported that communication is coming out. you can get a distorted view. >> greta: it is distorted. i think it is distorted. >> and i think he's presented a distorted view. if they want to communicate with us, there are ways to do it. it's a question here not of one individual kim jong un, it's a question of a regime that's followed a pattern, including since he took office of repressing its people and threatening its neighbors and nothing since kim jong un took power after the death of his father has changed. if anything, it's gotten worse. they've restricted the border to prevent north korean refugees from coming out and tested the nuclear device for the third time and there's every indication, increased cooperation with iran and i think the threat is growing l
from its leader to president obama. call me. the star says kim jong-un said i don't want to do war. the u.s. government is distancing themselves from the trip, which was arranged for a documentary. >>> so, rodman got so close with kim jong-un that he's delivering messages to the u.s. like this one. >> he want obama to do one thing. call him. >> he wants a call from president obama. >> that's right. he said, if you can, dennis, i don't want to do war. i don't want to do war. >> did you say why don't you pick up the phone and call president obama? >> it's a different story because guess what? the kid's only 20 years old. 28. >> by the way, we think kim jong-un is about 30 years old, but we'll give rodman some credit for getting close at least. john avlon and fran townsend join me now. you wrote a critical essay. a lot of people were joking about how funny the two look together. >> i'm sure it's a lot of fun, a great way to see north korea, watch a basketball game, get drunk with the dictator's enter rajai, but 3.5 million people have starved to death. he didn't experience the north k
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't engage kim jong un, which appeared in foreign policy magazine. ambassador joseph de trani served as envoy for six party talks in 2003. from 2010 to 2012, he was the director of the national counter proliferation center and without objection, the witnesses spoke prepared statements will be made part of the record, but i'm going to ask to summarizer testimony five minutes and will begin with dr. asher. >> chairman royce, ricky member engel, i want to thank you sincerely for the opportunity to testify on the matter of grave concern. the nuclear proliferation risk of the north korean regime and the need for a fundamental new policy approach addresses that are at that north korea opposes to asia and the world. in short, our diplomatic efforts, which i was part of a lung with ambassador de trani has failed. so how proliferation activities to procurement of the north korean regime. i believe in the next 20 ferments come in north korea's threat will go from bad to worse. not only do they fear nuclear warheads on expanding and sophisticated missile force including directly against the united state
theft unit. >>> new pictures of north korea's leader, kim jong-un, kim the younger, seems to be looking at something. that's what they do all the details on just what the rogue leader is examining, at the same time his government issues new threats against the united states. >>> plus, jodi arias claimed her ex-boyfriend abused her. the trial is coming to an en. now the defense has called a domestic violence expert for her input. that's coming up as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news. we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us have known someone who's lived well into their 90s. and that's a great thing. but even though we're living longer, one thing that hasn't changed: the official retirement age. ♪ the question is how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years. ♪ >> shepard: this is studio b. it's the bottom of the hour, time for the top of the news. north korea's rockets put on high alert and ready to strike. a word from the country's state-run media in an increasingly nasty war of words. the expert
the kim jong-un government is looking at some significant financial problems. spee-1 very quickly. north korea has been aggressively exporting monetary nonmonetary goal. if you're trying to tighten up the financial affects against north korea, you need to look at these tradable precious metals as sanction the item. they are typically marked with the north korean emblem. when they're not, the gold can be tested precise as to where its origin emanates from. so you could create a verification compliance that could screen out the gold export which might be generating as much as a billion plus a year for north korea. our estimate 2005 north korea's illicit earnings on october $2,801,000,000,000, and that was overtly -- i think it's increasing. >> thank you for the idea, dr. asher. that's a good one. we would go to mr. marino. >> thank you, chairman. good afternoon, gentlemen and thank you for being here. over here. first of all let me say that i personally did not consider a retired basketball player showing up at his own pr promotion in a wedding dress a series credible ambassador representi
and charles lane, of the "washington post." well, kim jong-un the young leader of north korea was quoted friday as ordering his missile units to be ready to strike the u.s. and south korea, and the photo was released. kim meeting with top north korean generals with a chart showing the trajectory of their missiles, hitting major american cities. what is his game? bill? >> who knows but it's not good. i mean, murdered, starved millions of their own people, that regime and now, proliferated nuclear weapons, and, once again, the israeli strike on the syrian nuclear weapons plant in 2007, that was given to them by north korea. and, even if you discount north korea, they are containable and will not destroy the regime by attacking us, they can proliferate weapons of mass destruction and nuclear weapons and missiles and iran and north korea have a relationship and now, is short of cash and can sell the weapons to terrorist groups and the threat of north korea is very real. >> chris: why do you think they -- he is ratcheting up the tension. >> the explanation is it helps stabilize and secure the
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korea and the u.s. the north accused them of preparing an attack. kim jong-un was shown visiting front-line military unites. pyongyang said they canceled the 1953 armistice agreement ending the korean war. >> bulgaria and romania had another delay in their efforts to join the zone, an end to border control for bulgarians and romanians to western europe. germany said it would block the two country's entry. peter frederick cited organized crime, and austria also voiced objections. >> a court in italy sentenced one yearrlusconi ti one yeao in prison. he was found guilty of publsihin hing wiretaps. the charges will expire before the hearings are complete. he will face charges of tax fraud and sex with an underage prostitute. >> leaders from latin american gathered in venezuela to bid goodbye to hugo chavez. the president of belarus was invited to join the guard of nejad.with amadejad. it wil lbl be embalmed and put on permanent dispaly folay r the venezuelans who want to show respect. maduro was sworn in -- criticized by the opposition on constitutional grounds. he has called for immediate
committee is worried about the stability of north korean leader kim jong un. saying that kim's youth and the countries massive military may prove to be a anna coren investigates what many south koreans are thinking about their nuclear powered neighbor. while kim jong un may have perfected the art of bluffing after weeks of apocalyptic threats. the north korean regime and its quest to become a nuclear state is being taken very seriously, south of the border. "the question is for south koreans, can we live peacefully with nuclear armed north korea? the answer is no". south korean lawmaker mj chung -- the son of the founder of hyundai -- believes his country can no longer sit on its hands, watching its belligerent neighbor develop nuclear weapons. he says its time for south korea to have its own nuclear arsenal. "the nuclear deterrence can be the only answer. we have and it would appear south koreans tend to agree. recent polls show that two- thirds of citizens surveyed support the idea, especially in the wake of north korea's third nuclear test, carried back in 1991, south korea volunt
with his new friend the north korean leader kim jong-un. >>> president obama is taking his new outreach campaign directly to capitol hill just as leading republicans are reviving parts of their agenda from the 2012 presidential campaign. his former rival house budget committee chairman paul ryan sounded a lot like he did back out there on the campaign trail last year. our chief congressional correspondent dana bash is joining us live from capitol hill right now. dana, what's the latest that's going on because there's a lot of activity. >> reporter: there sure is. you know, wolf, one of the reasons he picked paul ryan as his runningmate because ryan is considered one of the smartest minds and best spokespeople on the issue of republican economic principles and today ryan doubled down on those ideas. if all this looks familiar, it should. >> the house budget committee republican majority, putting out yet again a budget that addresses america's need. >> reporter: there are some differences between this paul ryan budget and those in years past. the biggest, the election day smackdown ryan a
the former nba star. reports that kim jong-un held a lavic dinner with dennis and they had a roasted pig and all girl orchestra that played theme songs from dallas and rocky. here's the band from earlier this year. ♪ ♪ and less interesting news, the u.s. is fully capable of defending on an attack. north korea responded with this statement. ♪ ♪ >> point taken awesome guitar player. north korea clearly loves rocky. pop culture, we send sly stallone to north korea and forget rodman, rocky. >> they love locky movies. >> you are terrible. terrible. >> is that why everybody said something mechanicly correct that that is terrible. >> i couldn't give a -- >> north korea, come on, that is threatening, like justin bieber threatening night. if you buy stuff made in north korea it snaps in three seconds. >> it is an interesting point that no one takes north korean's threats seriously because they seem they are inept. >> if someone said we are going to nuke you and blow you up no matter what. shouldn't our administration say. >> no you are not. >> we are going to wag the finger. >> it is like
. this declaration comes a week after former nba star dennis rodman visited north korea and called kim jong-un his friend. secretary of state john kerry weighed in on rodman's diplomatic skills yesterday with nbc's andrea mitchell. >> is it helpful when someone as high profile as dennis rodman goes to pyongyang and called kim jong-un a friend a nice guy. >> dennis rodman was a great basketball player, as a diplomat he was a great basketball player. that's where we'll leave it. >> sources tell the new york times that president obama will visit capitol hill to jump start negotiations on a series of issues including a plan to deal with the deficit. those meetings follow a series of phone conversations among the rank and file with those more likely to cut a deal. among those, lindsey graham of south carolina. >> i'm very encouraged by what i see from the president in terms of substance and tone. he's calling people. this is how you solve hard problems. what i see from the president is probably the most encouraging engagement on a big issue i've seen since the early years of his presidencpresidency. >>
appears to be growing more impatient with hits neighbor. kim jong un has been mostly confrontational with the u.s. except for his meeting with dennis rodman last week. >> we have urged the north korean leadership to head president obama's call to choose the path of peace and come into compliance witnesses international obligations. north korea's actions directly violate united nations security council resolutions and threaten international please and security. >> reporter: a third nuclear test took place just last month, jon. jon: congress is taking teps to try to further the crackdown on north korea? >> reporter: they are supporting tougher chances. they are mold holding a meeting on north korean criminal activities that keep the regime in power. here is chairmaned royce from california. >> we must go after kim jong un's illegal activities like we went after organized crime in the united states. identify the network, interdict shipment and disrupt the flow of money. >> reporter: it includes the smuggling and counterfeiting of u.s. 100-dollar bills, jon. jon: thank you. general jack
-liners and they are pushing kim jong-un to a corner. >> is the u.s. right to be carrying out exercises with south korea? >> you have to have a response. it is a message to south korea and japan that we stand by our agreements. those sorties were not live. but at the same time -- north korea engages in negtivative rhedoric and there needs to be a response. what we need is china, instead of saying let's be peaceful, china should get the north koreans to calm down. >> governor richardson, thank you for joining us. let's take a look at other news. several shi'a mosques were hit in bagdhad and kirkuk. in recent months, sunni militants of al-qaeda increased attacks. chinese state reports that a landslide trapped miners in tibet, over 4 kilometers. the missing miners were working for a state-owned gold company. the u.n. security council called for a force to carry out democratic offenses in z-- they voted in favor of the congolese brigade. nelson mandela spends his second full day in hospital for a recurring lung infections. south africans follow it with baited breath. jacob zuma says mr. mandela is in good s
that we adopt policies to combat the illicit activity of this criminal regime. , is respect to kim jong-un ow he solidifying his hold on power vis-À-vis when he first came in? changed the number ofhas ministers. he has moved people around a bit. the people around him and with the most recent visit of this an dennis rodman, a number of those prayers are those who have interested but the u.s.. is that messaging? it probably is to the u.s. the people around him are more of hardliners. one would have thought 12 months ago he was trying to put on the sidelines. >> it is a common misperception the notion that there is some type of policy difference or conflict between the leadership and the north korean ella terry. -- north korean military. there are competing interests, but the north korean system's total monopoly of the clan over the rest of the nation including the military has been nearly perfected. the north korean founder learned this from chairman mao of china. make sure that the party controls the military and maintains power to appoint and promote general's, making key personnel decisi
with the nukes at it again. this time kim jong un is getting specific. photos released on state-run website show kim and his buddies huddled in front of the map. look what's on the map, cities they want to blow up in the united states. they include washington, dc and los angeles, austin, texas. pretty much all of hawaii. lieutenant colonel allen west is sitting one of those cities right now, los angeles. you better look up, colonel, congressman. man, oh, man. what's going on. what do you think he's up to? >> well, first of all, he better act right or else i'll get over and head on a plane and square him away. what you have to understand is you have a very young leader in kim jong un and you have a new leader in south korea. they feel they have a leader in barack obama that really has not been tested. this is a continuation of the type of lidg blej rans we've ber we've seen before. they fired artillery on a south korean island. nothing was done. you can take this back to the incident where we had a u.s. army major hacked today on a brush and tree clearing mission along the dmz. there comes a time
community. >> suarez: the sanctions aim to make it more difficult for north korea's leader, kim jong-un, to finance his nuclear and missile programs. in december, the north successfully fired a long-range rocket, saying it was designed to orbit a satellite. and last month, north koreans cheered scientists who carried out the country's third nuclear test. that event directly provoked today's u.n. action. north korea's closest ally, china, even helped draft the sanctions. >> we want to see full implementation of the resolution. the top priority now is to defuse the tension, bring down the heat. ( applause ) >> suarez: instead, the sounds and images from pyongyang today were all about defiance. civilians and members of the military staged a mass rally and state television carried a direct threat against the u.s. >> ( translated ): since the united states is about to ignite a nuclear war, we will be exercising our right to preemptive nuclear attack against the headquarters of the aggressor in order to protect our supreme interest. >> suarez: north korea also threatened this week to nullify
defense on the west coast. >> chris: do you think that kim jong-un and the north koreans are a real threat to the u.s.? >> i don't think that threat is imminent and, i don't think they have the mechanisms necessary to really harm us but it is really good we are taking the precautionary measures to make sure they cannot do damage. it puts us in a different place as it relates to negotiating with them and, at the end of the day, chris, i know there's a lot of talk, 6-party talks and all kind of things that are occurring and all of us understand the key to this will be china. they are the ones that can actually affect the behavior in north korea because of the trade issues and certainly the support issues coming from china. into north korea. hopefully, china sees the threat to -- for nuclear proliferation in that part of the world, in the event they are not able to stop what now, is doing. >> chris: senator corker, senator durbin, thank you both. we'll have to leave it there. thank you for talking with us and, no doubt, there is tough bargaining ahead on the budget. thank you, gentlemen. >> t
what our supreme commander kim jong-un wants. no matter what anyone says victory is ours. >> reporter: this is propaganda but very patriotic statements coming out of pyongyang. i think the international community's obviously concerned, will this mean all-out war. >>> i think it's prepare tearma say that. having been in south korea recently, this will raise tensions even more so. >> anna, china, which is a key north korean ally, is supporting these sanctions against north korea. that's not necessarily what you expect, right? >> reporter: no, exactly. china has been a big supporter. if the only supporter really of north korea, the biggest treading partner, providing fuel and food and for china to come out and bank the sanctions from the missile test in december and on to the nuclear test last month to come out and say, yes, north korea needs to be punished, this is a big move because, in the past, china has certainly had some influence over what north korea does. you'd have to assume, considering that north korea continues to go against the international community, that china's influenc
nba star, dennis rodman, hung out with kim jong-un and claimed kim is an awesome kid who does not want to war. rodman was was there for a basketball camp. and there's one more, and for that we turn to jonathan hunt at the united nations. looks like basketball diplomacy works as well as sanctions. now the united nations is hammering out a draft resolution to deal with north korea. >> cording to the u.s. ambassador to the u.n., this draft resolution would impose some of the toughest financial punishment ever handed don by the united nations. listen. >> for the first time ever, this resolution targets the elicit activities of north korean diplomatic personnel. north korean banking relationships. illicit transfers of bulk cash and new travel restrictions. >> what this draft resolution says immiss setly, rather than explicitly, is that north korean officials are taking advantage of diplomatic immunity to smuggle in and out of the country both nuclear technology and large amounts of cash, and the clear aim of this resolution is to put an end to that kind of illegal, under international law,
north korea last week. he quoted kim jong-un as saying "i don't want to do war" and asking that president obama "call him." white house officials denounced the rodman visit as nothing more than a publicity stunt. for more on the sanctions and north korea's response, i'm joined by victor cha, a former national security council official, now a senior advisor at the center for strategic and international studies. and joseph detrani, formerly senior advisor and north korea mission manager in the office of director of national intelligence. he's now president of the intelligence and national security alliance. mr. cha, what did the security council vote to do in these latest sanctions. >> well, this latest round of sanctions, ray, came at three things. first is interdicting of cargo expected to be of north korean origin that carry missile parts or things of that nature. a blacklist on the import of certain items people can use for their weapons programs as well as individuals and the third element has to do with financial sanctions. trying to block -- u.n. member states blocking
such an attack would mark the end of kim jong-un's regime. south korean president park geun-hye issued a stern warning. >> reporter: any country that focuses exclusively on strengthening its military power while people are starving is bound to face self-destruction. >>> china is north korea's biggest ally but it too supports the latest u.n. sanction. james tengan is in beijing covering our series china, change and challenge. james, how is the story on the korean peninsula playing occupant there? >> reporter: yes, gene. li keqiang and xi jinping are expected to be confirmed as vice premier and president at next week's national people congress. chinese government officials are trying to show they are doing what they can to keep the peace. a foreign ministry spokesperson appealed to leaders in north and south korea to let cooler heads >>> china is north korea's biggest ally but it too supports the latest u.n. sanction. the country is in the process of a leadership transition. james tengan is in beijing covering developments as part of our series, "china, change and challenge." james, how is the s
dismissed the threat of preemptive nuclear strike saying such an attack would mark the end of kim jong un's regime. south korean president park geun-hye issued a stern warning. to pyongyang. >> translator: any country that focuses exclusively on strengthening its military power while people are starving is bound to face self-destruction. >>> chinese leaders have long supported their counterparts in north korea. still, they back the latest u.n. security council sanctions. the world's most populous nation is in the middle of a leadership transition. nhk world's james tengan reports from beijing on china's reaction to north korea's latest moves and the other challenges facing its next generation of leaders. >> reporter: xi jinping is expected to be confirmed as china's president and premier li keqiang next week at the national people's congress. it looks like the situation on the korean peninsula will be their first major foreign policy challenge. chinese government officials are trying to show they're doing what they can to keep the peace. a foreign ministry spokesperson appealed to leaders
committee. he said he's concerned about north korean leader kim jong-un. >> the rhetoric, while it is propaganda laced is also an indicator of their attitude and perhaps their intent. so far my part i am very concerned about what they might do and they're certainly -- if they so chose, could initiate a provocative action against the south. >> clapper said the central intelligence agency will increase surveillance in the region. >>> defense ministry officials in taiwan say china remains a military threat and hasn't ruled out using force against the island. they outlined their concerns in a new report and they say they're not yet ready to take part in military exchanges with their chinese counterparts. the defense report comes out once every four years. it notes taiwan's relations with china have improved since president jo took office in 2008 but the report says chinese leaders haven't given up on the option of using force against taiwan. it points out the chinese navy is already capable of blockading taiwan and stopping u.s. intervention. the report says u.s. authorities in beij
narcot markets are opening. >>> north korean leader kim jong un is showing he is ready for battle. his country's troops put on another show of strength. he supervised a live artillery drill near a disputed sea drill near a disputed sea border with his southern neighbor. it coincides with military exercises by south korean and u.s. forces. state-run tv reports soldiers hit targets on an island off the west coast. it says they're practicing for strikes against two south korean islands. some of these artillery units shelled the island in 2010, killing four people. kim praised the soldiers for being fully prepared to fight their enemies. north korean officials issued a statement justifying the unilateral declaration to void the 1953 armistice that ended hostilities in the korean war. they say the u.s. and south korea actually broke the cease-fire by going ahead with their joint military exercises which started nearly two weeks ago. >>> the foreign minister have agreed to work together to deal with north korean issues in spite of territorial tension. japan spoke on the phone thursday with t
within the north korean leadership, and kim jong un may be trying to shore up popular support. >> we take a look at other stories making news around the world. >> china has named its new premier. missed that one. u.s. president barack obama says iran is about a year away from being able to build a nuclear bomb. obama told israeli tv that the u.s. is willing to use military force to prevent iran from getting the bomb if diplomacy fails. >> nearly 200,000 people have been killed in iraq since the u.s. invasion almost 10 years ago according to a new study. researchers in the u.s. say the cost of the war has been more than $2 trillion. >> on a very different note, we have a look at sports now. and then there were eight -- soccer teams, that is -- left in the champions league. the draw has just been made for the quarter finals. let's take a look. bundesliga champions dortmind. bayern munich will answer the chances. the fixtures will be played at the beginning of april. >> over in formula one, the world champion books read that to go into the new season. the german driver dominated the two prac
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